It’s that time of year again! Time to start another year of reading. One reading challenge over and on to the next reading resolution. Last year, I did a sort of competition with two of my friends. We battled away, reading as many books as we could, trying to read the most books on our … Continue reading What I Learned From My 2019 Reading
Ten of the best lines in Jane Austen's Persuasion and what they taught me.
“Words could not express the dull pain of these things.” As I read Lord of the Flies, these words rocked my whole being. They flooded into every corner of this story. These words were whispered in hushed tones, then spoken through lips staring out to sea, then shouted over the bathing pool, then in panicked … Continue reading Is Lord of the Flies Worth All the Hype?
The 10 best quotes from Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" and why they're so special.
I watched Ender's Game recently and it reminded me of the book that changed my life. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch to say that it changed my life, but it most definitely changed me. And being a changed person can most definitely change your life. I read Ender's Game in high school English. … Continue reading How Ender’s Game Changed My Life
"Dad keeps saying that it looks like we're just a bunch of people waiting for the world to end." What happened at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? And what were the "crazy things in the heavens"?
I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses. … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice: Personality types